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“Hope on the Hudson” Film Screening

The Explorers Club Film Committee Presents a special screening of “Hope on the Hudson,” a trio of thee new short documentaries about the Hudson River from director Jon Bowermaster and Ocean 8 Films. Bowermaster will be in attendance to speak about his recent work following the screening.

The films are:

With 520 miles of waterfront, New York City is truly a water city. Everywhere you go, there are tunnels and bridges delivering you over water, to such a degree that some have dubbed the waterways that encircle it “the sixth borough.” There’s brand new activity on all of the waterways that surround NYC, making this the cornerstone of the ‘Hope on the Hudson’ series.

For nearly a year, the historic sloop Clearwater was out of water, on land, enduring what wooden boats have endured forever: Restoration. This film documented the restoration and return of the ship to the Hudson. Built under the leadership of Pete Seeger, the Clearwater continues to fulfill his mission, roaming America’s “First River” and serving as a vessel for education.

From planting to harvest during 2017, this film documents a unique effort to save several varieties of Native American seeds that have nearly gone extinct. A combined effort of the Hudson Valley Farm Hub, Hudson Valley Seed Library, and the Akwesane Tribe of northern New York, this is a multi-year project to preserve both a rich agricultural heritage and the ancestral stories contained within it.

JON BOWERMASTER is a writer, filmmaker, adventurer, and six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council. One of the Society’s ‘Ocean Heroes,’ his first assignment for National Geographic Magazine was documenting a 3,741-mile crossing of Antarctica by dogsled. His Oceans 8 project took him and his teams around the world by sea kayak over the course of ten years (1999-2008), bringing back stories from the Aleutian Islands to French Polynesia, Gabon to Tasmania, and more, reporting on how the planet’s one ocean and its various coastlines are faring in today’s busy world.

Bowermaster has written eleven books and produced/directed more than thirty documentary films. He lives in New York’s Hudson Valley and serves as President of One Ocean Media Foundation, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, and Board Member of Mark Ruffalo’s Water Defense.

Date: Wednesday, June 13

Time: 6:00 reception, 7:00 screening, followed by filmmaker Q&A

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

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